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Miriam Benton Barish is a partner with the law firm of Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley.  Ms. Barish has earned a reputation for vigorously advocating on behalf of her clients, while also handling her clients with compassion. She concentrates her practice in, motor vehicle matters, premises liability including premise security liability, as well as toxic torts Asbestos, Benzene, lead paint poisoning,  and other chemical exposure, products liability litigation including flammability cases. A strong advocate for consumer safety, Barish recently represented a family whose two-year old son was catastrophically injured in a mattress fire, resulting in a significant confidential settlement due to the failure to provide any flame retardants or barriers in the fabric or foam of the mattress.

 She has also been a strong advocate in the development of the law regarding protecting the rights of women. She has actively litigated premises liability cases regarding the safety and security of women. She participated in obtaining a landmark verdict, in the first case of its kind, regarding a wrongful death case arising from the negligent premises security of two women. She has actively litigated many other premises liability security cases for negligent security, including the sexual and violent assault of a female inpatient of a psychiatric hospital; the robbery and assault of a female patron in a large retail store parking lot.

Ms. Barishis a board member of thePhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Associationandhas been involved in and actively participated in the Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), which provides pro bono legal services for the poor.  She also is the Philadelphia Chairman of the Widener Women’s Network, a network exclusively dedicated to developing networking opportunities for Widener Women Alumnae.

In 1988, Ms. Barish earned her Bachelor’s degree from Temple University School of Business. She received her law degree, cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 1992. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan.

Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman and Smalley, P.C., is headquartered in Center City Philadelphia, and has offices in Harrisburg, New Jersey, and West Virginia and has a national reputation for skilled legal representation of victims who suffer from serious and catastrophic injuries. The firm focuses it practice on Civil and Complex Personal Injury Litigation and Commercial Litigation, and handles class actions, pharmaceutical drug cases, and securities law throughout the country. 



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%


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Contact info

Anapol Weiss

One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Anapol Weiss

1040 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034-1908



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAnapol Schwartz1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1992 - Present
Widener Women’s NetworkPhiladelphia ChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Construction Accident CaseSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal IntelligencerHas Work-Life Balance Become a Modern Myth?2008
The Philadelphia Women's JournalResidential Mattresses: A Deadly Fire Hazard2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Temple UniversityBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Distracted Driving Student Awareness Initiative- Abington High SchoolDistracted Driving2012
Environmental, Mass Torts and Product Liability Litigation Committees Joint CLE SeminarRole of Human Genome and Genetic Testing2010